The city of Surat excels on some of the parameters for the smart city concept like - e-governance, citizen services, water and energy efficiency, it lags in urban transportation, skill development centres and waste management.
Policy frameworks and tools
Will put to use effectively scarce resources like water and energy, smart mobility and governance, says the civic body chairman Naresh Kumar in a statement issued.
The minister for Urban development put it in simplest of words, that Smart Cities means ‘Happily Livable Cities’ and city planners should take into consideration the nature, culture of a particular town to develop a better future. Naidu also shed light on some of his ideas for the Smart Cities.
From Rs 70 lakh to Rs 2 crore consulting firms from the government's empanelled list are looking out-bid the other to be selected for preparing the city plans in race for the Top 20 cities at the end of Round 1. Read to find the price paid to some of the hired consulting firms.
The GHMC short-listed the said agency on the basis of technical and financial scores in its proposals. The civic body will pay around Rs 70 lakh to the consultants.
The small-town of Kohima in Nagaland, which has been included by the urban ministry in the 98 Smart Cities list, is likely to kickstart its smart city project in January 2016.
The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation has selected AECOM India in association with AECOM Asia Company in its pursuit enter the top 20 cities list in the Smart Cities Challenge.
The Centre in its guidelines for the Smart Cities proposals (SCPs) has laid some of the key and essential features to be incorporated while preparing the all-important document for the Smart Cities challenge. Read out to find the summarised requirement for the SCPs.
The Smart Cities Council and Smart Cities Council India will work with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and other companies to provide technical services supporting the agency’s role in India’s smart city development.
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